WBGL’s Run for Hope 5K is back this year on Saturday, August 14th and we are excited to be collecting shoes for orphans in conjunction with this event! The shoes will be donated to the organization Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls reaches vulnerable children with the love of Jesus.
For the WBGL 5k on Saturday, August 14th you have the option to join us in person in Champaign, Illinois or to participate virtually from your own neighborhood. The in-person 5k will take place at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 14th on the grounds of The High School of Saint Thomas More located at 3901 N. Mattis Ave. in Champaign, Illinois. Registration for the 5k costs $20. Register here.
Race shirts will be mailed out to those participating virtually starting in August. We encourage you to register early, because if you register after August 6th, you will not be guaranteed to receive your shirt before race day.
To donate a pair of shoes to help vulnerable children, we invite you to purchase a new pair of children’s shoes and bring them with you on race day, drop them off at the WBGL studios (4101 Fieldstone Rd. Champaign, Illinois), or mail them to us. You can even drop them off at the following Rural King stores: Benton, Charleston, Champaign, Decatur, Effingham, Terre Haute, Marion, Mattoon, Peru, and Plano. Buckner especially needs boys shoes and they always need larger sizes for both boys and girls. When in doubt, they recommend Boys 1-5 and Girls 4-5, more information from Buckner found here.
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